Improving Medtech Quality by Combining PLM and QMS

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Confusion abounds at device companies around using product life cycle management for quality functions. The answer may be combining it with an electronic quality management system. By Christine Kattappuram, Veeva MedTech.

These are busy times for life sciences and medtech organizations as market conditions and regulatory changes keep leaders on their toes. More than 70% of companies are undergoing digital transformationwith software investments estimated to reach $700 billion.

Even with this rise in investment, confusion remains around using product life cycle management (PLM) for quality functions. An electronic quality management system (QMS) is designed for specific quality processes and would be a natural fit for medtech companies looking to modernize quality and manufacturing. Here are insights into why using PLM for quality is problematic and how PLM and QMS together can establish sustainable, scalable, and advanced quality operations.

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